News & Stories6 min

The LP House Party Is Coming to a Dealer Near You

The LP House Party, an experiential truck and trailer from LP, tours the United States stopping at dealer locations to host product demos and educational lunches for surrounding builders. The trailer features product displays for LP’s line of high performance products like LP® Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing. The LP House Party experience has traveled from coast to coast, been featured in 352 events, and showcased LP products to more than 22,250 customers from 8,300 companies.

Earlier this year, the LP House Party even made the trek to New York City when LP rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange!

This June the House Party will make its way through Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. If you live in these areas, be sure to check out the House Party at one of the tour stops below. Later this summer, the LP House Party will be making more stops in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.

6/19/18

Chesapeake, VA

Richards Supply

6/20/18

Fredericksburg, VA

ABC Supply

6/21/18

Manassas, VA

Barrons Lumber

6/26/18

Lewes, DE

American Cedar and Millwork

6/27/18

Harrisonburg, VA

The Roof Center

6/28/18

Gaithersburg, MD

Barrons Lumber

If you’re a builder wanting to catch the LP House Party in your area, be on the lookout for event notifications from your local dealer. If you’re a dealer who would like to have the LP House Party make a stop at your business, please reach out to Jennifer Fink at jennifer.fink@lpcorp.com to coordinate an event.

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Protecting Your Business From Subcontractor Mistakes

Both general contractors and building product dealers have a lot on the line when they use subs, so it’s important to understand subcontractor liability. It’s common for both dealers and Big Box retailers to hire a subcontractor to install materials like hardwood flooring purchased at their stores. GCs likewise have relationships with many trade subcontractors.

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Industry Trends4 min
A Mid-Year Look at 2019 Exterior Trends

While many building professionals actively seek out exterior trends at the start of the new year, it’s important to keep on top of trends as we approach the latter half of 2019. Taking a mid-year look at what industry trends have dominated so far and what’s to come will ensure you are delivering your customers timely recommendations when it comes to their home’s aesthetic.

Industry Trends8 min
Building Smarter Starts With Smashing Silos

One of the most vexing problems in home construction is that productivity isn’t rising fast enough – even though there are fabulous productivity tools everywhere you look. Making a process lean and efficient isn’t always the answer, according to John Murphy from the consulting firm FMI. Sometimes a process can be scrapped entirely, which in turn causes productivity to soar. But it can only happen when all the key stakeholders – developers, designers, manufacturers and builders – tear down their respective silos and start collaborating more effectively.

Industry Trends7 min
A Solution for the Labor Shortage?

The on-going shortage of skilled labor in the construction field is forcing manufacturers to find creative ways to deal with it, particularly in product design and training. First, the products themselves need to be intuitive and designed to eliminate unnecessary mistakes. Sub-flooring products offer a good example of how to design for easy installation.